‘Peeping Tom’ caught out in supermarket

A 57-year-old man who went to great lengths to construct a home-made device to film up women’s skirts in an Austrian supermarket has been caught and reported for sexual harassment.

'Peeping Tom' caught out in supermarket

The man, originally from Germany, had made a device which he attached to his mobile phone so that he could hide the phone in a shopping bag and position the camera upwards, to film under ladies’ skirts.

He drove to a supermarket in Blütenstrasse in Linz where he had planned an afternoon of voyeurism. However a friend of one of his victim’s noticed he was behaving oddly, confronted him, and then called the police.

When police officers searched his bag they found his home-made recording equipment and realised what he was up to. He has been reported to the prosecutor's office for sexual harassment but was released from police custody.